Wonderland Trail Day 3 & 4

Disclaimer: The Well Pickled Wonderland trail journal is more about my experience on the trail vs. descriptions of the trail itself. If you are looking for specific details on the actual trail, terrain, etc. I recommend picking up the book – Hiking the Wonderland Trail, written by Tami Asars. Listed mileage and elevation were sourcedContinue reading “Wonderland Trail Day 3 & 4”

Wonderland Trail – Day 1 & 2

Disclaimer: The Well Pickled Wonderland trail journal is more about my experience on the trail vs. descriptions of the trail itself. If you are looking for specific details on the actual trail, terrain, etc. I recommend picking up the book – Hiking the Wonderland Trail, written by Tami Asars. Listed mileage and elevation were sourcedContinue reading “Wonderland Trail – Day 1 & 2”

Finding myself on the Wonderland Trail

When she laughed she was beautiful, when she cried she was beautiful, but when she was determined…she was sexy as hell. – Matt Baker I moved to Washington in October of 2016 and spent the first two summer’s on my road bike, training for and completing rides from Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Vancouver.Continue reading “Finding myself on the Wonderland Trail”

Who the heck is the Home Sweet Nomad?

Hi there, my name is Tara and I’m mom to the most epic retriever, Sophie, amateur photo taker, stoked ambassador for Women Who Explore, and seeker of outdoor shenanigans. I grew up a Michigander and currently call the Pacific Northwest home. Growing up, each year my family took the typical mid-westerner trips, e.g. going toContinue reading “Who the heck is the Home Sweet Nomad?”

What are the chances I shit myself today?

What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless. – Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods I’m sitting in the backseat of a car on a 2.5 hour drive from Phuket to Krabi (Thailand) asking myself this question, while doingContinue reading “What are the chances I shit myself today?”